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Poster: unclejohn52 Date: Feb 8, 2012 2:14pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Songs my mother always skips

Sounds familiar - we had one of those cabinets with the Mediterranean cloth grille on the front. You could not play music and watch the "set" (as my mother calls it) at the same time. My dad liked classical, big band, dixieland, stuff like Spike Jones and Al Hirt.... and my mother liked musicals...

The day I put the Beatles on that thing - "Happiness is a Warm Gun" - my mother listened in absolute horror, thinking it was the c word instead. It took a long time and several more children before rock was generally accepted in the house.

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Poster: AltheaRose Date: Feb 8, 2012 7:35pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Songs my mother always skips

Ok, now THAT'S familiar. I'm astounded at the number of folks here with parents who actually would, or sometimes would, or even do listen to rock ... geez, my mother called it "crazy teenage music."

My folks are in their early 80s, which means they're 10-12 years older than, well, Phil and Jerry. And Mick Jagger and Paul McCartney and .... apparently the parents of other folks on the forum ... !!! (Although it seems a few 80-somethings are rather more open-minded.)

My folks' music collection: classical, Al Hirt, Broadway shows, the Irish Rovers, one Roger Miller, one Kingston Trio, and bagpipes (really. My mom does think it's party music.) But this one is the wildest it got:

This post was modified by AltheaRose on 2012-02-09 03:35:15